You can always count on the drive up to the Highlands to provide views of color. After a hectic week and half a day spent at the Harvest Festival in Toccoa, we packed up and drove north to see leaf color and also to have dinner. I love the feel of fallen leaves around me. [...]
Last Saturday we drove to Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest and found it to be a magical place. Some of the trees within this natural forest are over 450 years old. Some of the tulip-poplars are more than 20 feel circumference and 100 feet tall. I was amazed. The loop hike is just over two miles [...]
The real thing . . . still! My mother's favorite plant—Queen Anne's lace—and our roadways are full of it right now! It is a true sign that we are in the middle of summer!
Cocoa had almost forgot what it felt like to have dinner on the Marietta Square. When we arrived at Marietta Pizza, she looked a little afraid and cozied up under my chair. I felt badly for her, but finally I noticed a wave come over her face and then she smiled. It hit her that [...]
Friends and dogs were out for an evening on the Marietta Square, and Cocoa Joy loves being with people. She has always been mischievous! Too bad I know her like a very well read book. In this photo, she's watching me to see if I'm going to tell her to stop begging the person next [...]
I can't say that Lake Yonah is my favorite lake, but it is close to my favorite. The truth is all the lakes in northeast Georgia are in a tie for number one. But this is certainly one of the sweetest lakes in the area. The "seed" lakes are all in a chain and feed [...]
Amy Grant has a new album that contains a song that sort of fits some of the way I felt in this photo while recently trying to wash mud off my leather hiking shoes. It opens like this: "Life can change in the blink of an eye; you don't know when and you don't know [...]
Last Saturday, we drove up to High Shoals Falls and the trip was beautiful and uneventful until we started driving back to Toccoa. That is when I suggested taking a road that I had driven before. I wanted everyone to see where the Appalachian Trail crosses this section of road. The trouble was: I wasn't [...]